Broadcom Adds 10-Bit HEVC to Widely Deployed Mid-Range Cable, IP Set-Top Box Devices

Via Broadcom Newsroom

Sep 11, 2015

Industry's Largest Portfolio of HEVC Devices Spans Entry-Level HD Zappers to Multi-Room DVR Set-Top Boxes

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC2015

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the next generation of its widely deployed mid-range cable and IPTV set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices. The upgraded chips now integrate the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to provide up to a 50 percent reduction in bandwidth for similar video quality, allowing operators to leverage huge bandwidth cost savings as they migrate to cloud based all-IP video delivery.  For more news, visit Broadcom's[Newsroom.][1]

Broadcom's upgrades to its high-volume cable and IP STB silicon solutions are engineered as hardware drop-in upgrades to existing designs for fast and low-cost OEM and operator modernizations to existing high-volume production platforms.

"Broadcom has integrated its industry-leading 10-bit HEVC decoder technology into its most popular mid-range IP and cable set-top box solutions to enable OEMs and operators globally to quickly upgrade current customer premise equipment to the most advanced compression standard," said John H. Gleiter, Broadcom Vice President, Broadband & Connectivity Group.  "Broadcom continues to lead the industry in efforts to proliferate HEVC across set-top box platforms and enable operators to provide video more efficiently than ever to subscribers worldwide."

Key Features of the BCM72415/BCM74285

  • Popular Pay-TV IP STB SoC's
  • Full HD 1080p60 HEVC 8-bit and 10-bit decode
  • Certified multi-vendor advanced conditional access and DRM support
  • 1.2 GHz application processor
  • High-performance VC4 OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics processor
  • BCM74285 IP Client includes an integrated 400 Mbps MoCA┬« 2.0 IP Coax modem
  • Advanced power management technology supporting international standards for low-power and Wake-on-LAN (WOL) modes
  • Nexus-Trellis STB API supporting advanced 3rd party and RDK middleware software solutions

**Key Features of the BCM74295/BCM74305 **

  • Popular Pay-TV Multi-room HD-DVR and Cloud DVR (Digital Video Recorder) STB SoC's
  • Full HD 1080p60 HEVC 8-bit and 10-bit decode
  • Integrated MoCA┬« 2.0 modem providing 400 Mbps IP video networking over Coax
  • Advanced power management technology supporting international standards for low-power and Wake-on-LAN (WOL) modes
  • Nexus-Trellis STB API supporting advanced 3rd party and RDK middleware software solutions

Availability

Broadcom's BCM72415, BCM74285, BCM74295, and BCM7430 are currently sampling.

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